CATEGORY 3 INDIVIDUALLY UNSHIELDED TWISTED PAIR INDOOR CABLE FOR USE IN GENERAL PURPOSE NON-LAN TELECOMMUNICATION WIRING SYSTEMS TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
|Publication Date:||1 March 2012|
This Standard covers mechanical, electrical and flammability requirements for thermoplastic insulated and jacketed, copper conductor, inside wiring cables intended primarily for general purpose communication applications in telephone company central offices or on consumer premises in non-LAN (Local Area Network) applications.
All designs covered by this Standard are for indoor use only. Products covered by this Standard are intended only for operation with voltages and currents normally found in communication systems. Typically, these cables are installed in exposed areas, e.g., surface mounted on cable racks and in concealed areas, e.g., within raceways.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Standard is to establish generic technical requirements that may be referenced by individual telecommunications cable specifications covering thermoplastic insulated and jacketed inside wiring products intended for normal indoor premises use in the wiring systems of communication users. The parameters covered provide material, construction, performance requirements, and test procedures.
Because this Standard does not cover all details of individual cable designs, it cannot be used as a single document for procurement of product. This Standard is intended to be used in conjunction with an individual product specification that provides complete design details for the specific cable types and designates the applicable performance requirements. Such individual product specifications may be prepared either by the user or the manufacturer. The procurement specification is left to the discretion of the user of this Standard.